1/24/13, Phoenix, Ariz. — ECPA announces the Top 50 bestselling Christian books in both Christian retail and general outlets – along with the 20 top selling authors in both – for 2012. Sarah Young and her bestselling devotional, Jesus Calling, is a dominant force on the lists.
“We congratulate all the authors and publishers on these lists for their tremendous success in the marketplace this past year,” states ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper. “Nowhere is our mission more evident — to make the transforming Christian message more widely known – than in the sales success of these excellent titles.”
The Top 10 books sold in Christian retail outlets were:
1. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
The Top 10 Christian books sold from multiple retail channels were:
1. Heaven Is for Real by Todd Burpo (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
The top authors of 2012 were Sarah Young, Max Lucado, Todd Burpo, Karen Kingsbury and Joyce Meyer.
All lists are published in their entirety at www.ChristianBookExpo.com/
The ECPA Bestseller Lists are compiled using adult book sales data from retail stores and websites across the U.S. using Pubtrack sales data. ECPA releases and distributes each month’s bestsellers throughout the year. All lists are featured and archived on the consumer site, www.ChristianBookExpo.com, along with industry award winning titles. For more information or to be added to the monthly distribution list, visit www.ecpa.org/?page=bestseller_
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the $1.4 billion Christian publishing industry. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content. For more information about ECPA, contact us at 480-966-3998,,firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the ECPA Community website at www.ecpa.org.